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The search for a that perfect solution of being comfortable on your bike while still packing all the necessary gear and water that you may need can feel like an elusive endeavor. Alpinestars is throwing their contender into the mix of "utility bibs" that integrate pockets, hydration and more within the bib to reduce riders' need for additional gear to carry what they need on a ride. But, Alpinestars has an Ace up their sleeve... they've incorporated spine and hip protection into their Paragon bib. Sam slips into this multi-functional lycra kit to see if it has what it takes to take top pick in his drawer full of other bibs.
SRAM’s claim to fame is their commitment to technical performance, lightness and durability, tied together with a focus on customizing a drivetrain to the individual. SRAM has loads of cross-compatibility between their components, allowing the rider to truly tune their drivetrain to their specific needs and budget. This buyer’s guide introduces you to SRAM’s MTB product line.
Intense Bikes helped to define a new era of mountain biking with the introduction of the original Tracer. Almost 20 years later, Intense is launching their latest version of the Tracer, and it is still defining how capable and efficient a long travel all mountain bike can be. We got our hands on a test bike, and gave it a good flogging. See what we thought of this latest iteration of a legend.
HT Components are looking to break the monopoly of the pedal market held by just a handful of companies. They've pushed headlong into the market with high-end flat and clip-in (clipless) pedals that come in a vast array of colors so you can take your style game up a notch. The T1 clip-inpedals are more than bling, though. They bring stellar engagement, low weight, and a versatile platform to the plate to keep your ride powerful, efficient, and controlled.
And, that's okay. In fact, at times, it might even be a blessing. While a spouse to go explore trails with or race that back country road would be an amazing experience, it may be just as awesome to have a spouse that does not share the same interests. Here's my experience.
Titles define us in life, and often we can be pigeon-holed into just one. One of our favorite ladies and an awesome rider, Candace M., takes a look at what titles she has taken on, some inherited and others by choice. Each title holds its share of unique challenges and elations, yet at the end of the day, Candace finds the title “Mountain Biker” as the guide to being the best she can at all other titles.
Our Custom Collection is a blend of our favorite frames built up with handpicked parts, colors, & personalities to match. They culminate from our desire to design & build our dream bikes while providing solid performance & value. These bikes occupy a special place in our hearts, & we want to share them with you.
We got the chance to sling a leg over Yeti's latest super bike, the 29" SB-5.5c. After a solid chunk of miles and mixed terrain this 140mm bike has succeeded in breaking our preconceptions of what long travel 29ers can do. Take a look inside to see how this rig performed.
Raleigh Bicycles has a long and proud history of making performance machines of the two wheeled type. That whole history was founded on one main principle; to make bikes that are fun. We are proud to welcome the Raleigh brand to our family, and help share that fun.